[UPDATE] Upcoming 31st JAWS conference: Call for Papers and Panels

The upcoming 31st JAWS conference has been rescheduled. It will take place from July 6-9, 2022 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès, organised by Blai Guarné. The conference will be 100% face-to-face and based around the global theme: Research on Japan in the (Post-)COVID-19 Era The organization of the conference and … Read more

Upcoming 30th JAWS conference postponed!

In the face of the threat of Covid-19 outbreak to the participation and health of EAJS members/delegates, the EAJS together with the local organizers in Ghent have decided to postpone the 16th EAJS International Conference, a year. As section 5b of the EAJS conference is concurrent with the 30th JAWS conference, this means that our … Read more

Coronavirus update for Ghent EAJS/JAWS conference

The EAJS conference organisers have added a Covid-19 update to their Website. Since the 30th JAWS conference will be held alongside the EAJS conference in Ghent in August 2020, please keep an eye on their Website for more information. More information here: Ghent conference and coronavirus

Branding Japanese Food: from meibutsu to washoku

By Katarzyna J. Cwiertka with Yasuhara Miho Branding Japanese Food is the first book in English on the use of food for the purpose of place branding in Japan. At the centre of the narrative is the 2013 inscription of “Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year” on UNESCO’s … Read more

Full-time lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a permanent full-time lecturer in Social Anthropology with a geographic focus on East Asia with a start date of 31 July 2020. Application deadline: 28 February 2020 Details: Apply here

The JAWS mailing list

JAWS also maintains a mailing list for news and information. It is available to all registered JAWS members, and joining information is included with the initial JAWS membership message. NOTE: If you want to change your email address for the mailing list: send a message from your OLD email account to sympa[at]utlists.utexas.edu with “UNSUB JAWS” … Read more